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East Texas tornadoes kill multiple people, injure dozens more

Officials say multiple people were killed in Van Zandt County, Texas after multiple tornadoes tore through the community. The mayor of one city estimated the path at 15 miles wide and 35 miles long.

 

Dozens have been injured east of Dallas as a significant tornado tore through the Canton, Texas area.


From Fox News:

At least five people were killed and dozens were injured after tornadoes ripped through parts of Texas Saturday night.

The Canton Fire Department Capt. Brian Horton said that at least five were dead, including one person who was in a vehicle when a tornado tossed it along Highway 64 in Canton. Horton said the number of fatalities was expected to rise as dawn breaks.

"We still may have people unaccounted for,” Horton said.

Horton asked that people who didn't need to be in the area to stay out, "so that our teams can do what they need to do to take care of these people who are in need." He noted that a triage center was set up at the local high school.

ETMC Regional Healthcare Systems hospitals in the region received at least 54 patients following the storm, including one person in critical condition, spokeswoman Rebecca Berkley said. She said the other patients suffered injuries that were non-life threatening.

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Video from Jody Vincik of one of the three tornadoes that struck Van Zandt County near Canton, Texas.


Cell phone video captured a large tornado sweeping through the town on Eustace, Texas on Saturday.

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